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PostSubject: Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA   Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA EmptyThu Aug 25, 2011 8:06 pm

Just read this article.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/112559-Internet-Explodes-Over-Origins-Invasion-of-Privacy

How this affects us you ask?

You remember how Spore came with the EA Download Manager? Well, now it's been replaced with the Steam ripoff called Origin. I don't know about you, but to me, this is a criminal action, and I'm surprized EA hasn't been taken to court yet on this matter.

Escapist wrote:
"By installing Origin, in other words, you're agreeing to the Terms of Service, and by agreeing to it, you're giving EA the green light to poke and prod around your computer, suck up information about your hardware, your software - and not just games, mind you, but everything - and what you do with it when you think nobody's looking. Want to opt out? You can't, except by not installing it at all"

So if you don't play Spore or use the EA Download Manager anymore, I would suggest you wall off ALL of its actions with some sort of anti-virus program, then install IoBit's free version of Advanced SystemCare. Look it up and run it (it removes all tracking cookies and will actually optimize your PC, so I recommend using it even if you don't have Origin.

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PostSubject: Huh.   Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA EmptyThu Aug 25, 2011 8:36 pm

[sarcasm]I wonder who came up with that brilliant idea.[/sarcasm] They're gonna be up to their necks in lawsuits!
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PostSubject: Re: Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA   Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA EmptyThu Aug 25, 2011 8:45 pm

Mind you, that still doesn't mean EA is actually sifting through people's personal stuff. It means they check how their own products are being used and how often, at least that's what I got from reading the TOS.
I'm no big fan of EA myself but I still think we should take this in proportion. The writer of this article was probably just trying to stir panic.
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PostSubject: Re: Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA   Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA EmptyThu Aug 25, 2011 8:55 pm

I am not shocked by any of this. In fact, I sorta anticipated it a bit. EA greed once again is trying to milk every customer for everything they got.

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PostSubject: Re: Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA   Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA EmptyThu Aug 25, 2011 10:39 pm

I only used 2 of EA's products and that was Portal and Spore, I don't think I have Orgin though.

So, I think it's a bunch of crap.
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PostSubject: Re: Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA   Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA EmptyFri Aug 26, 2011 11:07 pm

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/26/ea-revises-origin-eula-data-collection-is-still-in-collection/

Just a quick news thing I found. They've made a new EULA that removes mention of gathering data for marketing purposes. I don't trust EA more after this, and it's probably just for PR purposes, but it's something, I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA   Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA EmptySat Aug 27, 2011 2:13 am

Oh, EA. You silly company you. :>

Honestly though, This isn't really the first dumb mistake EA ever made.
Anyone ever seen how they advertised Dante's Inferno?
Or better yet, Dead Space 2?
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PostSubject: Re: Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA   Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA EmptySat Aug 27, 2011 3:11 am

This makes me glad I don't have Origin...My account is still under my friend's computer... O_o Man, EA keeps getting worse and worse in my opinion. But I expected something like this...
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PostSubject: Re: Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA   Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA EmptySat Aug 27, 2011 3:30 am

I'm on a Mac Trollface
In all seriousness, here's another article.
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-NOX- wrote:
I'm on a Mac Trollface

MUST RESIST URGE TO REFERENCE OLD SPICE!
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PostSubject: Re: Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA   Important news about your privacy, courtesy of EA EmptySat Aug 27, 2011 3:52 am

Wow, really? You got to be kidding me. I don't think anything could stop me from playing Spore, but EA has some SERIOUS problems.
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